Detached house for sale in Fountain Dale House, Rickett Lane, Blidworth NG21

Guide price £1,450,000
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Property features

  • 9 Bedroom Country Residence
  • Stunning Woodland Settings
  • Sitting within approximately 7 Acres
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Substantial Outbuildings and Garages

Property description

Once in A lifetime...Fountain Dale House is a truly inspiring and prestigious Grade II listed country residence consisting of a magnificent 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 5 reception rooms. Included within this beautiful home there is also the added benefit of a self contained apartment. This secluded lakeside retreat is set within approximately 7 acres of stunning mature landscaped grounds.

Nestled at the end of a private three-quarter mile sweeping drive, Fountain Dale presents a grand first impression. It offers history and charm in equal measure, reputedly where Robin Hood first encountered Friar Tuck and Little John, it was used as a tranquil haven for Sir Walter Scott as he penned parts of his most famous work, Ivanhoe.

Situated near Newstead Abbey, less than 12 miles from the centre of Nottingham, it is conveniently located within easy reach of M1 motorway and close to excellent rail and air links. With plenty of accommodation, this magnificent property would make an idyllic family home, magical weekend retreat or impressive venue for special events fit for the most discerning guests

On entering the main house, you will be welcomed into an inviting flagstone entry and hallway leading on to four principle entertaining rooms: A grand drawing room, fine dining room, cosy sitting room and multi-purpose reception room. These large rooms with outstanding views benefit from impressive period features including shuttered sash windows and fireplaces. The grand drawing room has its original and stunning floor length windows which are designed to provide direct access into the garden when open. This part of the house was designed with entertaining and comfort in mind, whether it be relaxing at home, welcoming an intimate gathering or hosting a more formal affair. Beyond the living rooms is a WC, large cloakroom and a stone staircase leading down to the substantial vaulted underground cellar. Through the reception room lies the well-maintained kitchen, complete with handmade cabinets, granite work surfaces and a double fronted Aga.

An wrought iron and wood staircase, lit by an ornate stained glass skylight, leads to a split landing; providing access to eight well appointed bedrooms most with stunning views of the beautiful gardens. The master bedroom has its own stylish en-suite with bath and separate steam shower cabin. A second bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities with the other bedrooms served by two sumptuous family bathrooms fitted with modern white suites.

On the ground floor, beyond the kitchen, there is separate entrance and hallway. This leads to a second staircase and provides independent access to the downstairs self-contained flat. The flat comprised of an ample size sitting room, fitted kitchen and shower room with a double bedroom and occasional room (which could be used as a second bedroom) leading off from the sitting room.

The beautifully landscaped, tranquil gardens are a most attractive feature of the sale, having been superbly maintained and offering great privacy despite the convenient location. The circular lawn and driveway directly in front of the house provides a picture perfect aspect, it allows for ample parking and independent access to Coach House and self-contained flat as well as the substantial garages, workshop and log store. The estate works well as a whole but equally can be organised as distinct properties. There is further potential to convert four of the upstairs bedrooms into a large self-contained apartment with access via the second staircase which previous owners have done (subject to the necessary consent). This is a prestigious family home that requires viewing to appreciate its true beauty and enchanting appeal.

Sold by separate negotiation, the substantial three bedroom detached property known as The Coach House can be used either to accommodate additional guests or let as an excellent investment opportunity. The ground floor compromises of an entrance hall allowing access to a living room, kitchen, dining area, conservatory, large cloak room and WC with a separate vanity room. The living room leads through to a separate dining and kitchen area equipped with integrated appliances. Opposite the dining room, French Doors allow access to the conservatory overlooking the gardens and lake. The second floor consists of a master bedroom and second bedroom with fitted wardrobes providing ample storage. The rest of the floor includes a third double bedroom, a family bathroom, shower room and separate WC


Fountain dale house


Front Porch
Door provides access into;

Reception Hallway
A most impressive and welcoming reception hall featuring a staircase rising to the first floor accommodation. Doors lead into;

Sitting Room - 14' 1'' x 12' 2'' (4.28m x 3.70m)
With a sash window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator. The focal point to this room is the feature fireplace.

Dining Room - 13' 11'' x 17' 11'' (4.23m x 5.46m)
With a sash window to the front elevation and a further sash window to the side elevation allowing for good natural lighting. With wood flooring and two central heating radiators. The focal point of this reception room is the feature fireplace.

Drawing Room - 23' 6'' x 17' 2'' (7.17m x 5.22m)
A spacious main reception area having a beautiful fireplace housing an open fire. With two sash windows to the side elevation with working cutters and a central heating radiator.

Family Room - 15' 4'' x 20' 8'' (4.67m x 6.30m)
With two sash windows to the rear elevation and two central heating radiators. Door provides access outside for convenience.

Kitchen - 13' 9'' x 16' 5'' (4.19m x 5.01m)
A well presented and maintained kitchen fitted with a range of handmade wall and base units with a sink unit set into ample Granite working surfaces benefiting from complementary tiled splashbacks. Having an electric oven and hob with extractor fan above. Space for a fridge/freezer and further space with plumbing for a dishwasher. With a sash window to the rear elevation and a tiled floor.

Cloakroom
Ample storage space with access to both the downstairs WC and cellar

Main Landing
A spacious landing with a window to the front elevation, two central heating radiators and a useful storage cupboard. A door provides access through to the additional landing area.

Family Bathroom - 11' 0'' x 7' 1'' (3.36m x 2.16m)
A beautifully styled, modern and attractive bathroom fitted with a suite in white comprising; freestanding bath, shower cubicle, low level WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin. With a window to the rear elevation, chrome heated towel rail, tiled floor and complementary tiled splashbacks.

Master Bedroom - 14' 4'' x 17' 5'' (4.38m x 5.30m)
With windows to both the rear and side elevation allowing for good natural lighting. Two central heating radiators.

En-Suite Bathroom
A stylish and beautifully styled en-suite facility fitted with a suite in white comprising; jacuzzi styled bath, low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a bidet. With a window to the rear elevation, chrome heated towel rail and a tiled floor. There is the benefit of having a steam room area in the corner of the room. Useful storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two - 12' 9'' x 14' 6'' (3.88m x 4.42m)
With a window to the rear elevation, central heating radiator and exposed floorboards.

En-Suite Shower Room
A superbly presented and modern en-suite facility fitted with a shower cubicle, low level WC and a vanity wash hand basin. With a window to the side elevation having a working shutter. Tiling flooring and walls.

Bedroom Three - 16' 6'' x 16' 4'' (5.04m x 4.98m)
With a window to the rear elevation and a central heating radiator. There is also the benefit of a storage area which has the potential to be converted into an en-suite facility if required.

Bedroom Four - 13' 7'' x 14' 7'' (4.14m x 4.44m)
With two windows to the front elevation, central heating radiator and wood flooring.

Bedroom Five - 13' 11'' x 13' 10'' (4.25m x 4.22m)
With a window to the front elevation, central heating radiator and a feature fireplace as the main focal point. Useful storage cupboard. There is also access to the second family bathroom.

Second Family Bathroom
With panelled bath, low flush WC, pedestal hand wash basin, bidet and separate shower cubicle. There is also a window to the side aspect, heated towel rain and part tiled walls. This bathroom accessible from both the second landing and the fifth bedroom.

Bedroom Six - 13' 9'' x 13' 9'' (4.19m x 4.20m)
With a window to the front elevation, central heating radiator, storage cupboard and feature fireplace.

Bedroom Seven - 9' 9'' x 12' 10'' (2.96m x 3.91m)
With a window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom Eight - 8' 4'' x 12' 7'' (2.55m x 3.83m)
With a window to the side elevation and a central heating radiator.


Self-contained apartment


Rear Hall/Entrance
With a central heating radiator, useful understairs storage cupboard and stairs rising to the first floor accommodation.

Second Kitchen - 12' 11'' x 7' 7'' (3.94m x 2.31m)
Fitted with a range of wall and base units with a sink and drainer unit set into worktop surfaces benefiting from complementary tiled splashbacks. Having an electric hob and oven. With a window to the rear elevation.

Shower Room
Fitted with a shower cubicle, low level WC and a vanity wash hand basin. With an opaque window to the rear elevation, chrome heated towel rail and tiling to both the floor and walls.

Sitting Room - 13' 11'' x 11' 11'' (4.24m x 3.64m)
With a window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator. There is once again a feature fireplace as the main focal point.

Bedroom Nine - 9' 9'' x 10' 4'' (2.97m x 3.16m)
With a window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator.

Occasional Room - 7' 10'' x 10' 5'' (2.40m x 3.18m)
With a window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator.

The coach house (To be sold by separate negotiation)
Sold only by separate negotiation and not included in the current asking price.The Coach House is a separate three bedroomed detached dwelling to the rear aspect of Fountain Dale House.

Coach House Entrance Hall
With a central heating radiator and stairs rising to the first floor accommodation. Provides access into;

Utility/Laundry Room
Having a Belfast sink and space an plumbing for an automatic washing machine. With a window to the front elevation and useful storage cupboards.

Downstairs WC
Fitted with a low level WC and a vanity wash hand basin. With a window to the rear elevation and a central heating radiator.

Lounge - 16' 2'' x 22' 9'' (4.92m x 6.93m)
The focal point of this reception room is the feature fireplace housing an open fire. With two windows to the front elevations and two further windows to the rear elevation allowing for good natural lighting. Two central heating radiators.

Inner Hall
With a central heating radiator and provides access into;

Dining Room - 11' 5'' x 13' 11'' (3.47m x 4.25m)
With a window to the front elevation and two central heating radiators.

Conservatory - 9' 9'' x 11' 3'' (2.97m x 3.43m)
Double doors provide access outside and a further door provides access to the gardens for convenience.

Kitchen - 16' 6'' x 7' 7'' (5.03m x 2.30m)
Fitted with a range of wall and base units with a sink and drainer unit set into working surfaces. Having an electric hob, oven and extractor fan. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. With a window to both the rear and side elevations. Central heating radiator.

Landing
With two windows to the rear elevation, two central heating radiators and a ceiling hatch providing loft access.

Master Bedroom - 16' 0'' x 17' 7'' max (4.87m x 5.37m)
With a window to both the rear and side elevations, central heating radiator and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Two - 16' 2'' x 12' 10'' (4.93m x 3.90m)
With a window to the rear elevation, central heating radiator and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Three - 8' 11'' x 8' 7'' (2.72m x 2.61m)
With a window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom
Fitted with a panelled bath, low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin benefiting from complementary tiled splashbacks. With a window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator. Tiled floor.

Shower Room
Fitted with a shower cubicle and a pedestal wash hand basin benefiting from complementary tied splashbacks. With a chrome heated towel rail and a tiled floor.

Outside
The garden grounds complement the properties exceptionally well, surrounded by woodlands in this secluded and private location with a grand approach off from Rickett Lane. There is a long driveway approach and a circular parking and turning area at the front. The driveway continues round to the rear of the property which gives access to the independent and separately rented parts of the house. There are substantial garages set to the the front of the property is a large greenhouse.


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Nearby transport

  • Mansfield (3.1 miles)
  • Newstead (3.6 miles)
  • Sutton Parkway (3.8 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (20.2 miles)
  • Robin Hood Airport (26.4 miles)
  • Humberside Airport (46.5 miles)
  • Hull Ferry Terminal (57.2 miles)
  • West Lynn Ferry Landing (68.8 miles)
  • King's Lynn Ferry Landing (68.9 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Ravenshead CofE Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • St Peter's CofE Primary School (1.4 miles)
  • Abbey Gates Primary School (1.4 miles)
  • Portland College (1.0 mile)
  • Vision West Nottinghamshire College (1.9 miles)
  • REAL Alternative Provision School (3.4 miles)
  • Fountaindale School (1.1 miles)
  • The Joseph Whitaker School (1.6 miles)
  • R.E.A.L Independent Schools (1.7 miles)
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